Brian Ortega is a Mexican-American mixed martial artist who currently competes under American MMA promotion “Ultimate Fighting Championship” in its featherweight division. The fighter currently is the number one contender for the featherweight belt. Further, he suffered his first-ever title shot at UFC 321 against the reigning UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway.
Further, on 8 March 2020, a police case was filed against Otega for allegedly slapping rapper Jay Park who was a translator for Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) during UFC 248. According to reports of the Guardian, the fighter apologized for his allegedly slapping the rapper during the Saturday’s UFC 248 card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Caption: The UFC fighter and Mixed Martial Artist, Brian Ortega.
Brian Ortega: Bio, Family, Education
He was born as Brian Martin Ortega on 21 February 1991Los Angeles, California, the United States to Mexican descent family. His parents hail from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, and later moved to San Pedro, California where he grew up in later days.
From the young age of 5, he started to learn martial arts at Al Martinez Muay Thai Kickboxing in Wilmington, CA. At the age of 13, he began to take training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Regarding his education, he has not provided information on academic qualifications.
Brian Ortega: Career & Life Achievements
He started his fighting career at the age of 17 when he met boxing coach James Luhrsen. Then he learned striking skills from him and competed for regional promotions exclusively in Southern California. Then he won the first pro-MMA championship in a five-round bout via unanimous decision. In 2014, he went on to sign with the UFC after having an undefeated record of 8-0.
In the same year, he made his debut at UFC on Fox 12 against Mike De La Torre. Unfortunately, he fined $2500 and suspended for 9 months when Ortega tested positive for drostanolone during a post-fight screening. Following that, he won the back-and-forth fight against Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 68. Additionally, both participants were awarded ‘Fight of the Night’ honors.
In 2017, he faced Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 123 and amassed a victorious in the fight winning the second round by choke submission. In the same year, he won the other four fights which help to won the second-longest current win streak in the UFC featherweight division behind the champion Max Holloway. Additionally, the win also helped him to receive the Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night honors.
In 2019, he pulled out of the fight against Chan Sung Jung at UFC on ESPN+ 23 due to a knee injury. He returned back in October 2020 in the fight against The Korean Zombie and won the bout by unanimous decision.
Brian Ortega: Personal Life & Wife
His fans or admirers must be wondering about his personal life or relationship status. Well, there were some speculations between him and Halle Berry. However, they confirmed their relationships having a very good friendship and nothing more than. Other than this, he has not tied with any lady or he has introduced himself.
Furthermore, no information on his past relationship or dating history. Additionally, he likes to spend his free time relaxing in exotic and memorable places. Also, he spends his quality time practicing martial arts and learning new tactics and strategies.
Brian Ortega: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his salary, he has not available about his salary or annual income in the media. However, he had made a hefty amount from his fighting career. Nevertheless, he earned a massive amount of money around $100 thousand winning a match against Cub Swanson in 2017. Additionally, he is one of the highest-paid fighters at UFC 22 earning $200 thousand defeating Frankie Edgar.
Therefore, his net worth has an estimation of above $800 thousand as of 2020. He also makes a profitable amount from endorsement deals and advertisements. Brian has personal and verified accounts on different social media platforms. On Instagram, he has an account @briancity with 715k followers. He has a Twitter account @BrianTcity with 157.4k followers. On Facebook, he goes by the account @BrianOrtega with more than 4.5k followers.
Brian Ortega: Body Measurements
The UFC fighter has a strong and athletic body that gained through strict exercise routines and a healthy balanced diet. His perfect fighting body stans to a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall or 1.73 meters and weighs around 66 kg. He has a maximum punching reach of 69 inches. Further, he has blue eyes and black hair color.